Friday, September 18, 2009

Kick my butt kickboxing class, awesome water bottle, and more!

Since I missed posting last night I will move backward in time and start with today's breakfast.   
Cinnamon Raisin bread with all natural peanut butter, blueberries and a Carbmaster yogurt. 

I really like these yogurts despite the artificial sweetners.  My absolute favorite yogurts are Greek yogurts but these cost $0.44 as opposed to $1.99 for the Greek.  They still have 12 grams of protein and protein content is what I like best about the Greek yogurt.

Today I am drinking from my awesomely beautiful reusable water bottle. While I of course care about the environment, the biggest appeal to reusable water bottles is that they are so flipping cute! :P  Plus since my tap is filtered it saves money too! Plus this particular bottle was at TJMaxx for $5.99!  It was a steal!

Last night after kickboxing I had beef stew waiting in the crockpot! It was so good!  Quick and easy too.  Basically the contents were 3 chopped potatoes, 3 chopped carrots, two handfulls of mushrooms, a very lean roast,  seasonings, and a can of golden mushroom soup with some water.  Cooked on low for about 9 hours.  Turned out perfect!  I have always loved the crockpot but I hate cleaning it.  I've started buying those plastic liners and now it's effortless!

As for my kickboxing class!  Whew it kicked my butt.  This was one of the highest energy classes we've had in awhile.  I was sweating something fierce!  After the kicking, punching, kneeing, and elbowing portion of class we had a 10 minute torture session the instructor refers to as "J-Lo abs".  It's a series of crazy hard ab moves with a stability ball. To prepare for the workout I had my favorite snack...a Larabar.  These are so good.  They are bit pricey so I have to limit myself to about 3 per week.  Everyone in the house knows not to touch them!  They are all natural, raw, vegan, no added sugar.  I feel like there should be a way in which I could make something similar.  I might take that project on one day soon.

As a final note I saw the coolest thing while browsing the web this morning! A Buddha pear!  Apparantly after much experimenting with growing the pears in molds this is the result.  I love it!


  1. Angela!! You started a blog! That makes me happy :D

    That Buddha pear is ca-razy! I love Laras as a pre-workout snack too. The sugar from the dates always gives me a surge of energy :)

  2. Gotta love the poor man's greek yogurt! You know I'd probably pay a bunch extra just to have a pear shaped like a Buddha....isn't that sad?

    Your blog is super fun!